Q & A

Medical Marijuana Patients in Federally Assisted Housing

January 19, 2018    

Q I am trying to figure out something with medical marijuana. I believe I’ve read that “regular” marijuana is still not permissible in HUD properties. One of our tenants has been prescribed medical marijuana in the form of...

HUD Suspends Assessment of Fair Housing Submissions

January 19, 2018    

HUD recently issued a notice extending until after Oct. 31, 2020, the deadline for cities and other participating jurisdictions to submit assessments of fair housing (AFH), the new reporting and assessment tool required by HUD’s 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule. Based...

Preliminary Injunction Orders HUD to Proceed with Small Area Fair Market Rents

January 19, 2018    

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently granted a preliminary injunction against HUD. The court ruled that that HUD didn’t have the authority or compelling reasons to suspend implementation of the use of Small Area Fair Market Rents (Small Area FMRs or SAFMRs) for two...

HUD Withdraws Five Proposed Rules

January 19, 2018    

HUD Implements FAST Act, Authorizes Triennial Reexams

January 19, 2018    

On Dec. 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) into law. The main housing feature of the law includes language giving housing authorities (HAs) and owners/managers the discretionary authority to conduct full income recertifications every...

Secretary Carson Swears in Four New HUD Leaders

January 19, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently administered the oath of office to the following individuals recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate: J. Paul Compton, Jr. to become HUD’s General Counsel; Suzanne Israel Tufts to be Assistant Secretary for the Office of Administration; Leonard Wolfson as...

Site Owner Entitled to Property Tax Exemption

January 19, 2018    

Facts: A nonprofit corporation owns a site for the elderly that was financed by HUD. With the financing, the corporation entered into a Project Rental Assistance Contract with HUD in which the corporation agreed to provide housing for low-income elderly persons at the property,...

Senator Sanders Releases Recovery Legislation for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

December 14, 2017    

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with six cosponsors in the Senate, recently introduced the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act. It is co-sponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA),...

HUD Launches EnVision Center Initiative

December 14, 2017